Self Defense

Santa Clara Police Officers Cleared In Fatal Shooting Of Woman Armed With BatThe Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday it has determined two officers acted in self-defense when they shot and killed a suicidal woman armed with an aluminum bat in Santa Clara last year.
Homeless Man Acquitted Of Vandalism Charge After Throwing Skateboard At Uber Driver’s Windshield In SF A homeless man was acquitted of all charges in a case involving an altercation late last year with an Uber driver. The jury said the man acted in self defense when he threw his skateboard into the car's windshield.
Glen Ellen Man Shoots Wife Dead, Says She Attacked Him With KnifeA man shot and killed his wife after he said she attacked him in a Glen Ellen home Saturday evening.
No Charges Against Homeless Man In Fatal Stabbing Of Teen At Campbell ParkProsecutors in San Jose have declined to file charges against a homeless man in the stabbing death of a teenager after concluding the man acted in self defense while being assaulted, authorities said.
Authorities Say Antioch Shooter Killed Man In Self-DefenseA man whose body was discovered near an Antioch apartment complex last week was killed in an act of self-defense, according to prosecutors and police.
Father Shot By Son During Nail-Studded Baseball Bat Attack In FremontInvestigators say a California father attacking his adult son with a nail-studded baseball bat was shot to death by an older brother.
Reiser Wrongful Death Trial Goes To JuryAn attorney who represents Hans Reiser’s two children asked jurors Monday to order Reiser to pay millions of dollars of damages for depriving them of their mother, Nina Reiser, by murdering her.
Burglary Suspect Shot By Off-Duty Cop In BrentwoodAlleged robbers apparently picked the wrong house to target Tuesday in Brentwood. It turned out the homeowner is a police officer, who shot and wounded a suspect.
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